I have the ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) mobo on it's way to me. I had a $10 coupon so it will be $24.99 AR, plus $2.99 shipping = $27.98.
I also have 2 x 2GB G.Skill RAM coming from Newegg for $19.54 after their 15% off sale with free shipping.
It looks like there is no free shipping on that Celeron, unless I missed it. That would be an additional $7.45 for me.
So I'm leaning toward the G620 for $49.99 from Micro Center. I emailed them that I never received a $15 coupon & will see if I get a response in the next day or two.
I've previously looked at cases at Fry's, which has quite a selection, & will look at them again. Unfortunately they don't have any cheap horizontal HTPC cases. But if I'm going cheap a mini tower may just have to do.
While I'm in no hurry I don't want to miss a good deal either. I also consider shipping vs. local taxes.
Micro Center has this optical drive for $15.99http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0382272